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A Spanish mountain climber has died after falling from K2

January 16, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.

(CNN)Spanish mountaineer Sergi Mingote has died while climbing K2, the world's second highest summit, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.

"Sad death of Sergi Mingote at K2," Sanchez tweeted.

K2, part of the Karakoram Range that straddles the Pakistan-China border, is the second highest mountain in the world at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet).

Just a day earlier, the mountaineer had shared a post announcing that he was on day 27 of his climb and had reached 7,000 meters.

Chhang Dawa Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineer who is leading the K2 winter expedition, said on Instagram that Mingote "suddenly fell down. "

A 'Savage Mountain'

K2 is located within the Karakoram Range, home to the greatest concentration of high mountains in the world.

Compared to the more than 4,000 people that have climbed Mount Everest -- the world's tallest mountain at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) -- only 350 people had stood on K2's peak as of 2018 since it was first topped in 1954.

While few have summited K2, at least 77 people have died attempting the climb.

A team of 10 Nepali climbers did reach the summit of K2 on Saturday, Nirmal Purja, one of the climbers, announced in a post on Instagram.

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